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Yorkshire pig farmer wins compensation for hot air balloon catastrophe

A North Yorkshire pig farmer has won over £38,000 in compensation after a hot air balloon caused a herd of pigs to stampede - killing one of the animals.

Maths whiz Chris Fewster made trigonometric calculations which solved the case Credit: Low Moor Farm

The balloon from Wiltshire-based company Go Ballooning was flying over the farm in North Yorkshire when it descended so low the animals stampeded in fright.

One pig was killed in a stampede caused by the balloon Credit: ITV News

The farmer's compensation for the damage was only secured after the help of a maths professor who used trigonometry to prove the case.

Michael Billington reports: